Innovation & Entrepreneurship Pop-Up Mentor Hours

Looking to speak with professionals in entrepreneurship?  You’re in luck!  During the month of October, we have four mentors coming to the Harvard Medical School campus.  This is a great opportunity to meet with alumni, investors and entrepreneurs and ask career questions or even pitch an idea.

Time slots fill up quickly and are first-come first-serve so sign up today!

Location: Harvard Medical School Campus (Longwood)

Sign-up here

Asad Butt: Friday, October 20th 1:30 – 3:30pm

Asad Butt Is a Partner with LearnLaunch Accelerator, an education technology focused startup program. At LearnLaunch Accelerator, he oversees day-to-day activities, program creation and implementation, and sourcing of the edtech startups. Asad works with investors, mentors, strategic educational partners, and educators to help edtech startups in LearnLaunch Accelerator get the resources they need to grow their companies. Asad is a media and tech professional with 15 years of experience working in both the creative and business sides of startups, media production companies, non-profit organizations, and broadcast news outlets. Asad earned an M.B.A., an M.S. in Media Ventures, and an M.S. in Broadcast Journalism from Boston University and holds a B.S. in Mathematics from Bates College.

Christina Purpura: Friday, October 27th 1:30 – 3:30pm

Christina Purpura is a Senior Manager within Managed Markets at Sunovion Pharmaceuticals – a subsidiary of DSP. She develops and executes pricing, contracting and managed markets commercialization and launch strategies for Sunovion’s inline and pipeline portfolio. Prior to Sunovion, she worked as a strategy consultant to patient advocacy organizations, professional societies, and the biopharma and medtech industries. Christina holds her MPH from Brown University School of Public Health and a BA in Psychology from the University of Rochester.

Eric Wisch: Wednesday, October 25th 1:30 – 3:30pm

Eric Wisch is the COO of Cram Fighter, an education technology venture that helps students become the best versions of themselves by enabling them to be more efficient and better manage their time. Prior to his position at Cram Fighter, Eric served as a Director of Venture Development at Redstar Ventures, where he led various investment research and venture development initiatives. Through an organization called Development Innoventures Salon, Eric advised emerging impact entrepreneurs attempting novel market or technology-based solutions to intractable problems in the developing world. Eric received his undergraduate degree from the University of Rochester. Following his undergraduate studies, Eric was awarded a Kauffman Entrepreneurial Year Scholarship to study the commercial feasibility of emerging diagnostic genetic technologies.

 

Krishna Yeshwant: January 17th, February 5th, March 9th, May 4th

Dr. Krishna Yeshwant is a physician, programmer, and entrepreneur who has been working with GV since its inception. He first joined Google as part of the New Business Development team. Prior to Google he helped start an electronic data interchange company that was acquired by Hewlett-Packard and a network security company that was acquired by Symantec. He also co-authored the business plan for Diagnostics For All, which won both the Harvard Business School and MIT $100k business plan competitions. Previously, Krishna published several book chapters and journal articles in the field of computer-guided surgery, completed research in tissue engineering, and developed and licensed multiple surgical devices. He has worked with the technology transfer offices of MIT, Harvard, and Massachusetts General Hospital. Krishna has a B.S. in computer science from Stanford University. He also earned an M.D. from Harvard Medical School, an MBA from Harvard Business School, and completed his residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA where he continues to practice.

Please reach out to leah_riley@hms.harvard.edu if you have any questions or suggestions for future guests.